Pier Park Summer Concert Series Line-Up Announced

It’s that time of year again – the popular Pier Park summer concert series is back on Thursday, June 10th 2010! The concerts  are held at the Aaron Bessant Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, and are free and open to the public! Shows start at 7pm and usually last til around 9pm. There’s always a variety of different music stylings to choose from, ranging from reggae to jazz and everything in between. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket, cooler and picnic, and relax in comfort as you enjoy some fantastic music in the balmy outdoors. A truly awesome way to spend a Thursday evening in Panama City Beach.

Check after the break for the schedule.

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Pier Park's Fall/Winter Calendar of Events on Panama City Beach

What’s Coming at Pier Park


-Sept. 19th- Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run 5k, 10k & Fun Run

– Sept. 24th through 27th- Thunder Beach Fall Rally. Bike display and custom bike competition in the promo area.


– Oct. 3rd- Woodlawn Church Family Fall Festival. Rides, bounce houses, free food and drinks, contests and entertainment for the whole family. Held at Aaron Bessant Park. Open to the public.

– Oct. 9th, 10th & 11th- Seafood Wine & Music Festival. Held at Frank Brown Park. Gates open at 4pm to 11pm on Friday, 11am to 11pm on Saturday & 11am to 6pm on Sunday. For more info. please visit http://www.panamacitybeachfest.com or call 1.800.PCBEACH

– Oct. 10th- Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Pink ribbons will be hung in the promo area in remembrance of Cancer victims and in support of Cancer survivors. Ribbons may be purchased at Unique Boutique by Irene & Co. After the ribbon hanging ceremony, there will be pink cookies, cupcakes and pink lemonade served at Unique Boutique.

– Oct. 15th- Treasa Foundation Walk. Charity walk to benefit research of still-born babies. Walk begins at 4 pm

– Oct. 16th- Heart Walk- 2.75 mile route will go through Pier Park. Registration begins at 5:30 pm. Walk begins at 6:30.

-Oct. 17th- Girls Inc. Half Marathon. Join Girls Inc. for our Inaugural Half Marathon & Relay at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. The run begins at 8:00 am. For more information contact Girls Inc. at (850) 769-6703 or girlsinc@girlsincofbaycounty.org. To register go to http://www.active.com

– Oct. 24th- Boo at the Beach. Bring the kids out to the promo/green grass area to enjoy a hay bale maze, pumpkin carving, spooky stories, arts & crafts and a pet costume contest. 11 am to 2 pm.

-Oct. 24th- Rescues & Runways. Hosted by Maurice’s this fashion show will benefit the local Humane Society.

– Oct. 31st- Malloween. Trick or Treating throughout the property, hay bale maze, and costume contests for the kids. 6 pm to 8 pm.


– Nov. 6th-Taste of the Beach. This venue will be an international wine tasting experience with over 300 wines to taste and food samplings from various Bay County restaurants. Proceeds from the tasting go to benefit various local charities dedicated to helping underprivileged children. 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

– Nov. 9th through 15th- Emerald Coast Cruizin. Classic car show to be held at Frank Brown Park.

– Nov. 11th- 4pm. Emerald Coast Cruizin Parade. Parade of classic cars down the Pier Park boardwalk.

-Nov. 20th-22nd- Modonarro. Italian street painting fair featuring 3-D sidewalk chalk art. Presented by the Visual Arts Center of Bay County.

-Nov. 21st- St. Jude 5K Run

– Nov. 27th- Black Friday- The busiest shopping day of the year featuring lots of special sales and door busters.

– Nov. 27th- Santa’s Arrival and Breakfast. Santa will arrive on property at 10am for cookies and hot chocolate with all the naughty and nice boys and girls. He will then be available for pictures at the Santa House located on the boardwalk.

– Nov. 27th-2nd Annual Mayors Tree Lighting. The PCB Mayor will light the 20ft. Christmas tree located in Town Center at 6 pm. Holiday carolers will also perform to help ring in the holiday season.

– Nov. 28th- Rescue Mission Festival of Trees. Christmas trees that have been decorated by local businesses will be on display and auctioned off in the promo area. All proceeds go to benefit the Rescue Mission.


– Dec. 5th & 12th- 5pm to 7pm. Pet Photos with Santa. Bring your furry friends out to have their picture made with Santa at the Santa house on the boardwalk.

– Dec. 5th & 6th- Run for Redfish Half-Marathon

– Dec. 12th- 4pm. Panama City Beach Christmas Parade. Parade will begin in Town Center and travel throughout Pier Park down the Boardwalk to Front Beach Road.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2009 – Meet and Greet at Borders

jazz-festivalAll around Panama City Beach, fingers are snapping and heads are bopping in anticipation of this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The event, named one of the top 10 jazz festivals by JazzIZ Magazine, will electrify the outdoor Pier Park Amphitheater Thursday April 16th through Sunday April 19th.

If you’ve never experienced an event like this, your time is now. Get out and enjoy this fun-filled weekend. Honestly, there’s just nothing better than smooth jazz sounds mixing with ocean air. No doubt, people will be out in droves enjoying the music and Pier Park’s fantastic restaurants. Whether you’re just a lover of good music or are a jazz enthusiast, this event should not be missed.

The weekend of music and entertainment will kick off with a free artist meet and greet at Borders Books store Friday April 17th at 3 pm.  Artists scheduled to appear include Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Shilts, Matt Marshak, and Jackeim Joyner. Fans will get the chance to meet the artists and get autographs, then enjoy a special sneak peek performance from each artist.

The full schedule for the weekend is below.


General Admission Each Day: $80 per person

Weekend Pass: $130 per person

VIP Weekend Pass: $375 per person


Pier Park – Amphitheater

600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32413


Thursday, April 16

7 p.m. Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise with Alex Bugnon Presented by Marriott Bay Point Resort

Aboard The Solaris dinner yacht; boarding begins at

6 p.m. at the Bay Point Marina

Friday, April 17

3 p.m. Meet and Greet at Border Books and Music in Pier Park

(Gates open at 5 p.m.)

6 – 7:45 p.m. Urban Jazz Coalition

8:30 p.m. Smooth Jazz All-Star Jam

10:30 p.m. Jazz Under the Stars Party

With Urban Jazz Coalition and friends

(Pier Park Special Club Location)

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

Saturday, April 18

(Gates open at 9 a.m. – VIP early entry at 8:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Althea Rene

11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Eric Darius

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Seabreeze Groove Project

Featuring Four 80 East, Shilts and Matt Marshak

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Joyce Cooling

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Will Downing

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wayman Tisdale

9:30 p.m. Jazz Under the Stars Party

With Four 80 East, Shilts, Matt Marshak and friends

(Pier Park Special Club Location)

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

Sunday, April 19

(Gates open at 9 a.m. – VIP early entry at 8:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Jones and Company

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Roman Street

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Brian Simpson / Nils / Jackiem Joyner

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Warren Hill

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nick Colionne

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Boney James

For More Information Click Here

This week in Pier Park – Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks signs up

Pier Park is gearing up for the grand opening expected to be held next month. The prep work is done for laying the pavement on the entrance from Front Beach Road. Yesterday evening when I was there taking pictures, workers were putting up the railing for the roof top observation deck at Margarittaville.

The signs for Buffalo Wild Wings and Starbucks are up with many more to be up next week.

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Pier Park Pictures – 75 retailers announced

With over 75 retailers announced and more to be announced in the near future, the progress at Pier Park is smoking. I’ve been onsite taking pictures every one to two weeks and I still seem to be getting passed up. I can’t keep up with how quick they are working.

The official Grand Opening for The Boardwalk is on schedule for February 15th, 2008 and will include anchors Margarittaville, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Borders Books and Music, Dillard’s, Fresh Market, JCPenney, and Old Navy. Panera Bread, Target and The Grand Movie Theater are already opened. For those of you who are locals and have not eaten at Panera Bread, I highly recommend it. My wife and I frequent it often and love it.

One of the things that I love about Pier Park is that it isn’t just another shopping mall. The architectural detail and the strategic layout of the entire project is goaled at making you feel good about being there. Paul Adjaharian, Vice President for Simon Property Group, says that it is the goal of Pier Park to make you feel good when you are there, the buying will take care of itself. Pier Park will be a place for people to gather and spend time with one another and family. I know my wife and I will be spending plenty of time there.

One place I can’t wait to spend money at is Margaritaville. I’m looking forward to eating on the second floor terrace watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. The City Pier sunsets are awesome.

Click here for an entire list of announced tenants and a basic map as to where they will be located.

Click here for all the information I have on Pier Park.

Also, below are some pictures that I took on Tuesday.

I’m currently working on the story board for my next Pier Park movie. I’m hoping to start shooting that this week and have the video done by the first or second week in January.